Mallory Mpare is seeking to make a difference for pregnant people of color in the District through a mobile health clinic that brings comprehensive care to parents and babies in wards 7 and 8.
Content categorized as Women's Issues
Samaritan Inns’ new facility provides homeless or at-risk women seeking sobriety with a six-month treatment program that allows them to live full-time in the building while receiving a personalized regimen of therapy and medical care, and later, assistance finding jobs and housing.
Artist and Vendor Pierre Johnson’s poem, “To the strong Black woman.”
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Carlton Johnson reflects on the October Women’s March.
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
Artist and vendor Angie Whitehurst asks Congress not to replace RBG until after the election.
Rochelle Walker explores what makes a home through poetry.
In less than a week, Taylar Nuevelle has organized significant mutual aid for women residing at the emergency shelter within King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley shares the perspective of a woman’s pain.
On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
In this piece, artist and vendor Levester Green shares some of his mother’s work.
A woman was raped outside of a city shelter, across the street from a police station.
Vendor Jeffery McNeil shares his reflections on how his opinions regarding abortion while pro-life conflict with the current political climate.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
A poem about overcoming hardship
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.